When working as a dietary aid, personal support worker, caregiver or otherwise, it can feel as if the world is on your shoulders. Patients – and their families – rely on you every single day. With our services in such high demand and only so many caregivers to go around during these ever-trying times, the risk of experiencing chronic stress is high. Put short and simply, you must look after yourself first. There is no alternative. Today, let’s explore why that is. Performance and Efficiency Your performance will likely wane if you’re burned out in your role. This isn’t due…> Read More
Building a positive patient-caregiver relationship can make all the difference in the experiences they have on a daily basis and how they feel. Whether you’re providing care for a loved one or are seeking out the support of a professional caregiver, here are some of the essential ingredients for ensuring it’s a successful relationship. Taking Time to Get to Know Patients If you’re planning on hiring someone, like any new relationship, it will take time for both the caregiver and patient to get to know each other and feel comfortable. Professional caregivers are also trained in these scenarios and have…> Read More
Many patients will experience different symptoms and limitations following a stroke. In some cases, it can lead to partial paralysis, speech impairment, cognitive issues and other complications. In order to provide someone with the right level of care at home, you’ll need to speak with their medical professional to get all the details regarding their condition. Once you have a clear understanding of their needs after being discharged from the hospital, refer to the tips below to aid in your caregiving endeavors. Assist with Physical Movement and Recovery Exercises The recovery of mobility, when possible, is crucial after suffering a…> Read More
When it comes to the health of your family and loved ones, it’s unfortunately something that you don’t have much control over. However, managing your own wellbeing and stress is something that you can take control of. If you’re feeling apprehensive about the holiday season and winter months to come, here are some tips for healthy caregiving to help make it more enjoyable for you and your family. Be Realistic with Your Plans The holidays are typically a busy time of year with lots of celebrations and festivities. To avoid feeling overwhelmed by the whirlwind of it all, set realistic…> Read More
As our loved ones get older, changes can occur rapidly or unexpectedly. But this doesn’t necessarily mean they have to give up their independence at home. Hiring a professional caregiver can provide the at-home support and assistance required so they can still live their life to the fullest while enjoying the comforts of their own home. If you’ve been taking care of a loved one but their needs have increased, it might be time to seek help. Here are some of the most common signs that it’s time to hire experienced and compassionate home care professionals. Noticeable Changes in Appearance…> Read More
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